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Hickory Flat Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 984 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

The teachers and administration are very involved and care for each child that attends school. Parent teacher communication is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

We feel at home here at Hickory Flat. We made the mistake of leaving to try another avenue and we came back. It just feels like we belong here. The teachers are wonderful and most have a great rapore with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

My child is in Kindergarten at HFES and he loves it! His teacher is fantastic and I believe that she genuinely cares about the children in her class and wants them to succeed. My child looks forward to going to school and learning something new each day. The principal is hands-on, he's in the hallway to greet students in the morning and calling out names of riders with his blow horn in the pick-up line after school. My child was scheduled to attend another school in our district, I elected to transfer my child to HFES instead, for this reason my child isn't able to ride the bus to/from school but that's ok with me. I know it's early in the school year yet; however, my husband and I are most pleased with our decision to transfer. We hope the next six years are just as wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Horrible experience with bullying that is not addressed. Parapro's for kindergarten should be fired based on my personal observations of their treatment of the children. After school program is run by high school kids "monitoring" the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

HFES is just fantastic. I can not say enough about the teachers that my child has had. Each one has been very open to meetings and input I may have. Homework loads can be heavy at times, but what homework she has is made to be fun and she has a blast with the projects. The school really maintains the latest in technology. I leave my child there knowing if anything comes up Ms. Rene in the front office is on top of getting me. My daughters only complaint (and I have heard it thru other parents) is that the two male "principles" tend to yell, and yell loudly at students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

HFES is a great school if you are lucky enough to have a child that falls into the average or above average category. I have a child with ADHD and have had to jump through hoops in order to get the help that my child needs and still haven't been completely satisfied with the results from the administrative staff or the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

HFES has the most caring teachers that truly understand and work with each child so that they can reach their fullest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

We have been very pleased with HFES and the involvement of the teachers and especially our principal; Dr. Keith Ingram. My daughter is in the 1st grade and she loves the school as much as we do. We know a lot of families in this area with children who also attend Hickory Flat Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle and Sequoyah High and everyone loves the schools in this district. I've even spoken with young adults who have graduated from Sequoyah and told me themselves what a great school district this is. The Hickory Flat area as well as the schools are top notch and I would highly recommend this area. This is a fun, family oriented, simple life community. We all do our share to keep it this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This is our first year , we think it is a very good school , we are looking for the best .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

I was visiting with a friend during the end of the school year in May of 2007 and what I witnessed was quite amazing. Like most end of the year activities at any given elementary school things can get quite hectic with 1200 plus students excited about summer. However, the school faculty during this time was calm, cool and collected. I saw Dr. Brooks especially displaying genuine concern for her students. I even saw a few tears shed from some teachers when the last buses pulled away for the last time. I would highly recommend this elementary school to anyone moving to the Canton area.


Posted May 31, 2007

HFES is a good school with an opportunity for children to advance their skills academically and socially. The teachers are always willing to talk with parents - either in person, through notes, e-mail or phone calls, and will work with parents to make sure their students are thriving. While the school's population has been increasing over the years, the teachers and administration still manage to make sure that the children are valued as individuals, not as numbers or groups. Each teacher that has taught my children has been able, and willing, to adapt lesson plans to ensure that the girls are challenged and to motivate them to continue to reach new heights. Parental involvement is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I have had 4 of my 5 children in this school since 1998 to present. While some years are better than others, overall I am very pleased with hickory flat. It is a very sought after school in an area that is exploding in residential development. Starting with the school year 2007-2008, approx. 30% Of the students are going to a new school so perhaps the class sizes will decrease. Teachers are highly skilled, friendly, caring and communicative. The administration does an excellent job of keeping the school safe, clean and fun. Pta/parent involvement is excellent. There is still a small town feel to the school although student population has grown substantially. The school is a happy place and had many fun activities throughout the year: fall festival, field day, etc. I have 3 children in hickory flat at present and they enjoy school and their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

The students need to be challenged, my kids never have homework and they are Honor Roll kids, I don't understand how? Maybe is to easy. Classrooms are to crowded, and the most important, very insecure for the kids, easy to go in and out, it's to open, even the playgrounds. Extracurricular activities should include foreign languages, such as Spanish, Mandarin or French to prepare the kids for the real future! Very bad look with trailer, having lots of land to build.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

Since we relocated here in 2003, our experience has been exceptional! Overall parental involvement is excellent. Teacher involvement is extraordinary. We still have a relationship wilth every single one of my child's teachers -- two of them regularly attend his(and other students') football and basketball games! These teachers truly care about their students. Even his kindergarten teacher called earlier in the school year just to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Teachers are IMO overwhelmed. As a parent, I'm constantly having to ask about availability of tutoring programs for my kids and have yet to see them placed in the programs. Very disappointed with the lack of urgency. As for parent involvement, there is very little in my kids classes. It's like pulling teeth to try and get the majority of the parents to participate inside the classroom. It would be nice if the school did some upgrading and built more classrooms so they could get rid of the trailors. It would also be nice if the headcount in each class was a bit smaller so the kids could get more one on one attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Parent school communication here has been very strong in our experience. My kids changed mid-year and they were excellent about making a smooth transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

This school has incredible parental involvement and high calibre teachers. The school has grown, but still maintains its small town charm. Along with high standards of academics, they have a variety of cultural arts programs, computer labs and accomplished music,art and phys ed. depts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Very old school, small classes w/ to many kids. Teachers & staff are overwhelmed w/ just trying to keep up with the growth, let alone trying to help kids advance. Very small town thinking and it is no longer a small town, real problem with all of the bullie's. School should have a zero tolerance rule. Principal & vice principal do not seem very interested in parents concern of bullies pushing around other kids. After 4 years of this, nothing has changed.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

134 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 44%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Black 7% 37%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2755 E Cherokee Dr
Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770) 345-6841

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